It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn from summer holidays to making sure that you have everything ready for the new school term.

Have you noticed how your children’s feet seem to always grow in the summer!  And these days it is not just one pair of shoes that you need to stock up on – most schools require a proper pair of school shoes and trainers and often football boots too.

New research from the the US suggests that 6 out of 10 teenagers experience foot pain because they are wearing uncomfortable or unsuitable footwear.

So it is vital that you help your child choose the right shoe for each activity and the research gives some good advice on what to consider when buying new shoes.

The podiatry team at Luck’s Yard Clinic are able to advise you on all aspects of foot care including biomechanical assessments. Some of the most common conditions dealt with are heel, knee, back and pelvic pain.

They can be contacted at Luck’s Yard Clinic on 01483 527945

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